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    Default vale Don Charlwood

    Donald Ernest Cameron Charlwood AM (RAAF 408794, WW2 navigator 103 Sqn), passed away in Melbourne 18th June 2012 at the grand old age of 96. Don was a prolific author, including the Bomber Command classic "No Moon Tonight" (1956) and its later companion volume "Journeys into Night" (1991), both describing his completed tour on Lancasters. Lest we forget.

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    A sad loss indeed. "No Moon Tonight" was one of the first books on the subject I read when I was developing an interest in Bomber Command.

    Happy Landings Don.
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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    Default Thanks Don.

    Living close to Elsham Wolds "No Moon Tonight" portrays a Lincolnshire that is both familiar and 'lost' to me. The A15 dual-carriageway did a good job of changing the physical landscape! However, away from the roar of traffic, on the quieter edges of the old airfield Don Charlwood's reminiscences live on. A stirring, evocative, thoughtful book. Highly recommended.

    Dave

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    Default God bless him

    Another great man leaves us. Never to be forgotten. Peter

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